R.K. Singh takes over from Piyush Goyal as new Indian power minister

Piyush Goyal

As a Minister of State in the Indian cabinet, Raj Kumar Singh is in charge for power and energy since September, 2. He took over the department from Piyush Goyal, who was Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy since May 2014. Goyal, widely viewed as a driving force in India’s renewable energy efforts over the past three years, assumed office as minister of railways and minister of coal on September, 3. Former minister of railways Suresh Prabhu had offered his resignation after a series of train accidents in the past two weeks.

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